$1.29M House of the Week: Maintenance-Free Luxury Colonial; Creating a Deer-Proof Garden; Trails to Treasure Bronxville House Tour
1. House of the Week: Maintenance-Free Luxury Living
Annual Property Taxe: $22,041
53 Agnew Farm Rd, Armonk
If low- or no-maintenance is high on your dream-home wish list, look no further than this 11-room customized Colonial in Whippoorwill Hills. The 12-years-young property features Palladian and bay windows, high-end finishes including hardwood flooring and upgraded decorative crown moldings, roomy walk-in closets, a spacious sky-lit gourmet eat-in kitchen, luxury master bedroom suite, audio-sound wiring, and a finished basement with wet bar plus a room-to-room flow for easy entertaining. The rear lawn of the private property also borders wooded conservation grounds. "Maintenance-free and a gated community have become an increasingly popular way of living,” listing agent Dana Bieff says. “This property offers three levels of luxury, within only minutes of the center of Armonk. The country club lifestyle at Whippoorwill Hills also includes two pools, tennis, and a children's playground. It's a wonderful life!" For more information, contact Houlihan Lawrence listing agent Dana Bieff at (914) 912-6004 or visit www.danabieff.houlihanlawrence.com.
2. To Market, To Market for Gardening Delights
The 51st Annual May Gardeners' Market, sponsored by the Garden Education Center of Greenwich, is the perfect opportunity to stock up on your garden favorites. The popular market extravaganza is open from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, May 5, at Montgomery Pinetum Park, 130 Bible St in Cos Cob, Connecticut. Choose from collections of annuals, perennials, wildflowers, herbs, hanging baskets, unique plants, and orchids. Other special finds include jams, homemade delicacies, and gardening books. Admission is free and parking is available at Cos Cob School with shuttle service to the GEC. Or, if you want to get a head start in picking the best of the best, take advantage of the Early Buyers Sale on Wednesday, May 2, from 1 to 5 pm, for an admission fee of $10 for members or $15 for non-members. You might also consider attending a session on creating low-maintenance gardens, led by Kerry Mendez (perennial garden designer and owner of Perennially Yours), also on May 2 from noon to 2 pm—an admission fee of $75 for non-members and $60 for members includes a light lunch. For more information on all events or to purchase tickets, call (203) 869-9242 or visit www.gecgreenwich.org.
3. Creating a Deer Proof Garden
Photo Courtesy of Hilltop Farms
Yes, it’s possible to create a landscape you love and that deer won’t. So say the experts at Hilltop Farms, who promise to share their best solutions in a special session from 10 am to 11 pm on Saturday, May 5, at their Croton store (2028 Albany Post Road). Topics on tap include installing deer fencing, using deer spray, and identifying the most deer-resistant plant materials. If you’re interested in more helpful home-care tips, stick around to learn how to begin composting in a separate session that immediately follows from 11 am to noon. For more information, call (914) 358-1531 or visit www.hilltopfarmsmarket.com.
4. Trails to Treasure Bronxville House Tour
Six treasured Bronxville homes will open their doors on Friday, May 11, for Trails to Treasures, the Junior League of Bronxville's signature fundraiser described as “part fabulous house tour and part trunk show,” featuring more than 50 unique vendors offering a range of wares from handbags to home accessories. The fun-filled event begins with a Champagne breakfast from 9 to 11 am at the Bronxville Field Club (40 Locust Ln), giving necessary nourishment for a day of treasure hunting that runs from 10 am to 3 pm. Proceeds from the $50 tickets will benefit the Junior League of Bronxville. Tickets can be purchased at www.jlbronxville.org. For more information, call (914) 793-5097 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Scenes of Land and Sky on Display for Viewing and Buying
Photo Courtesy of Canfin Gallery
Artwork by Tjasa Owen
Is serenity what you see from your front window—maybe a calming land-meets-sky landscape scene? If your home doesn’t naturally offer a vacation view, bring one in! Sample (or buy) the soothing scenes created by artist Tjasa Owen—a New York City native now residing on the West Coast. Her signature colorful landscapes (inspired by the Atlantic coastlines and her travels abroad) are now on display and available at the Canfin Gallery (39 Main St, Tarrytown) through Sunday, May 6. "This artist is a favorite of many collectors," says gallery owner Jean-Claude Canfin. “Her artwork is very much in demand and is also very suitable for many interiors and homes. At the same time, she brings energy and peacefulness, great colors, and wonderful compositions."
For more information, call the Canfin Gallery at (914) 332-4554 or visit www.canfingallery.com to see examples of Owen’s artwork.
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